We don’t want to be ungrateful for the pores in our skin. Like everything, they perform a function – our pores are the openings through which sweat and oil reach the surface of the skin. However, they can often appear enlarged and noticeable, and this is not one of our favorite looks!
Large pores can be hereditary and are often experienced by those with oilier and combination skins. However, it is not too hard to minimize their appearance through the products you choose in your skincare and makeup.
A for Acids
Let’s start with skincare. One of the things that enlarges pore appearance is clogging. So, a super clean skin and products that contain exfoliating ingredients such as the magic acids – salicyclic acid, alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids are all your best friend ingredients when it comes to managing pore size and keeping the pores unclogged.
For the perfect pore-minimizing cleanser, try NeoStrata Refine Clarifying Cleanser 4 PHA/AHA. Formulated with AHA/PHA, Gluconolactone, Mandelic Acids and Salicylic Acids, it washes away excess oil and problematic bacteria. It exfoliates and improves skin texture, leaving skin smooth and soft to touch and is ideal for oily and blemish prone skin.
A Plus for Vitamin A
Vitamin A or retinol has many skin benefits, due to the fact that it increases collagen production and decreases excesses oil production by balancing the skin. This means smoother skin and tighter pores – A plus for Vitamin A!
Give your skin a super treat with Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask – a concentrated treatment sheet mask that encourages skin’s natural recovery function and provides a rich infusion of moisture to help improve texture. Restores youthful suppleness and radiance with a single application. Developed with Shiseido’s original Pure Liquid Retinol Delivery System, to penetrate skin rapidly and help combat wrinkles, dryness, and dullness. It also contains Hydroxyproline, a high-technology amino acid that parallels skin’s own natural building blocks of collagen.
Another reason why sunscreen is sexy
Sunscreen is another winner – wear it always, as sun damaged skin is less supple, and pores then appear larger.
Once you’ve sorted out your skincare, it’s time to airbrush those pores away! Choose a pore concealing primer underneath your makeup, a matte foundation, blurring concealer and matt blush formulation. And because enlarged pores are often a result of oily skin, oil controlling properties in your makeup are another winner.
The BECCA Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector is the pore-minimizing wonder worker. A targeted mattifying primer that controls oil for up to 12 hours, this formula specifically targets oil-prone areas and acts as liquid blotting paper to leave your skin fresh and matte all day. Use alone, before, or after foundation to control excess oil, while minimizing the appearance of pores. What’s more, you can use it to touch up areas of concern throughout the day.
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